|Home Improvement Plans
Central heating can be expensive to install in your home but future potential purchasers may be put off if you don't have it, so you should recoup your money with this improvement. Click here to view heating Engineers in Devon, Cornwall & Somerset.
Secondary glazing on the inside of existing windows may be preferable to double glazing for a period home with original features. Although you are likely to get back only a third of your money on double glazing, savings will be made on household heating and electricity bills. For Double Glazing Specialists in your local area, click here.
Make sure any improvements are appropriate to the character of the property. Try to avoid replacing old features - such as stained glass, picture rails and original skirting boards with modern ones.
An extra bathroom should keep its value, as long as it is not built at the expense of a bedroom. If the property is fairly large and has upwards of five bedrooms with one bathroom - converting a bedroom into a bathroom may have certain appeal and homeowners may possibly break even on their investment. Bathroom Design Specialists in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset are available for more ideas in this field.
A new kitchen is a popular home improvement but homeowners are unlikely to get back more than their original investment. Kitchen Designers throughout the local areas are more than willing to help you design your perfect kitchen to your budget.
Stripping wooden floors may look attractive, but ensure the boards are of good quality. This improvement / renovation won't add greatly to the value of the home but may invite prospective buyers into your home and increase the overall appearance of your home.
A swimming pool may be the height of luxury, but potential buyers may be concerned about security risks for small children and expensive running costs. A pool may recoup as little as 10 percent of the initial cost and so should not be considered to be a good house improvement.
Never rearrange the interior of your house in a way that reduces the total number of bedrooms to less than three.
Garages are sought after features and will almost certainly recoup an investment.
Consider if your improvement / renovation requires planning permission or building regulation approval.